Teena Marie Dies At 54!

- By Bossip Staff

The famed white R&B singer, Teena Marie, passed away earlier today (Sunday):

Martin reports that Marie’s manager told him that Marie’s daughter found her dead in her home today, and that she suffered a seizure last month. To follow the story, head over to Martin’s Twitter feed.

According to Roland Martin, R&B singer Teena Marie has passed away at the age of 54. Martin cites Marie’s manager, Mike Gardner.

Philadelphia radio station WDAS, was the first to report the news; Chicago radio station V103 is also is reporting the death.

Born Marie Christine Brockert, Teena Marie rose to prominence in the late 70s and 80s, striking a musical and personal partnership with funk legend Rick James. She released 13 studio albums, six of which went platinum on the US R&B chart. Two of her albums went platinum, and six altogether were gold.

Marie’s biggest hit came in 1984 with her single ‘Lovergirl,’ which peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

R.I.P., Teena… we will always remember your music!

And, for all you youngsters… out of the loop, we have included her last great performance with Rick James:
“Fire & Desire”

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  • nana

    Ma jaw is still opened! DAMN! Awwwwwwwwww that wasn’t expected!

    • kalifa

      age 54?….
      very sad 😦

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    • Keep it Real

      She had white skin but she was not a “white” R&B singer. There was nothing white about her. She was black.

  • 23

    Wow. She definitely will be missed.

  • wHAT EVER

    R I P!

  • Allie

    Omg, i was not expecting this at all but RIP

  • JBUG

    OOOH NO im really sad now… Truly an amazing person she was

  • JustSaying

    Brockert doesn’t sound Portuguese to me.

    RIP Lovergirl!

  • DC'S FINEST

    OH MY GOD! NOT LADY T!! I’M SPEECHLESS

  • shanna

    I LOVE HER AND THE GREAT MUSIC SHE MADE! ANOTHER LEGEND, SHE REALLY IS!

  • oldschoolsistah

    Dont know*typo!

  • Big leonard mckelvey

    RIP Lady T.

  • Thickykins, LOL!

    RIP that is waaay too young…

  • tam

    Wow. Rip. I never heard she was ill. One fabulous singer who wil be missed.

  • d

    A true songtress! She was one of the best….RIP…
    My condolences to her family…

  • punkin

    so so sad rip

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    , MOMENT!,OFF SILENCEEEEEEEEE!!!!..PLEASE! OUR!! ..SISTER! JUST”‘LEFT! USSS! ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..MAY SHE REST.N.PEAICE!

  • sportstalk23

    AH DAMNNNNNN:( not for nothing that was one girl who could SANG RIP

  • saywhattt

    Saywhattt gtfoh

  • Kelly

    She was just tweeting last night!! Literally about 22 hours ago. Life is so crazy.

    • block baby

      Ikr? She had JUST tweeted about her daughter’s birthday. How the hell did she just die over night? WTF happened? Life is too damn short.

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    hm, so sad RIP your music was king

  • prissa

    Oh no! So sad. She will b missed. God rest her soul. RIP

  • http://google so sad

    my deepest sympathy to her family, and friends. this is sad and totally unexpected news.

  • AnaLisa

    RIP to a true legend!!

  • Angee

    RIP! Loved me some Lady T!

  • v

    Square , Square BIZ!
    you will be missed. RIP

  • Carolyn

    R.I.P

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